This week on the Copyright 2.0 Show we are giving love a bad name, and possibly copyright too.
But bizarre and unexpected Bon Jovi references aside, it was a busy week for copyright news as we have a stunning turn of events in the Shakira Loca lawsuit, an update on the MovieTube case and news that YouTube star Michelle Phan has settled her case with Ultra Records.
We also have the (almost customary) update on the ongoing Megaupload/Kim Dotcom case which might see over a thousand servers finally be wiped. Speaking of wiping out, Dallas Buyers Club LLC and Voltage Pictures suffer a significant setback in their legal campaign in Australia.
But it’s not all doom and gloom this week. UK Police report success in reducing legitimate advertising on pirate sites and we have two great stories of turning infringement around. One involves a makeup artist who is raising money for charity and another is a mobile developer who found a great way to troll those who pirate their game.
So, it’s one roller coaster of a week but what did you expect, we’re livin’ on a prayer here…
This week’s stories include:
- Shakira’s Loca Not an Infringement After All
- Google, Facebook and Others Claim MPAA Trying to Resurrect SOPA
- Michelle Phan Settles with Ultra Records
- Carpathia Hosting Wants to Wipe 1,100 Megaupload Serverse
- Dallas Buyers Club Campaign Deeply Limited in Australia
- UK Police Report 73% Drop in Top Ad Spending on Pirate Sites
- UK Woman Finds Infringing T-Shirts, Sells Them for Charity
- Android Game Developers Target Pirates with “Daft Premium”